New Roofs – Roofers Leatherhead DLE Roofing

Not only is your roof the primary means of protecting your home against the elements, it also accounts for around a third of the visible area of your property.

It is therefore important that your roof is well maintained and weathertight. Aside from buying a house, a new roof represents one of the most important investments most of us will make, so it is vital to know when your roof needs attention and, if so, what you should do about it. So the first step is hiring the right personnel for the job at hand! as you know the roofers Leatherhead we provide are the highest level of professionals in the industry.

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    There are many different types of roofing available, all of which fall into two main categories

    Flat roof – Roofs that have a slope of less than 10 degrees.

    Pitched roof – Roofs that have a slope of more than 10 degrees.

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    To accompany the varying styles, there are a number of different materials that can be used:

    Concrete tiles – Probably the most common type of roof tile. Highly durable, available in many different shapes, sizes and colours.

    Clay tiles – Naturally strong, durable and with colourings that do not fade. Clay is a very versatile material, so offers many shapes and sizes. Clay tiles are made by hand or machine.

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    Slate tiles – A popular material for roof tiles, however they are more time consuming than concrete or clay tiles when installing. Each tile is individually fixed in place with either nails or slate clips.

    Stone tiles – Extremely heavy slabs which can be up to 4ft wide, thus a strong framework is needed to support them. Stone slabs are not readily available, and this is reflected in the cost.

    Reconstituted stone – Reconstructed stone is usually a mix of cement, limestone and pieces of original stone. Whilst in production care is taken to match the colour and style of original stone slabs.

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    Re-using your existing slates or tiles

    If your existing roof has Slate, Clay tiles or handmade clay tiles it can be an option to re-use and re-lay them onto your new roof if they are in good condition. This can be very desirable to keep the period look of a property whilst still achieving a new guaranteed roof with a lifespan of 80 years or over. If the slates are in good condition and can be used again, this will obviously save you from buying all new slates and this will make the material costs cheaper.

    When deciding on a material, think about the colour and texture of the roof. Do you want a solid or varied colour? Do you want a smooth or coarse surface? With the many options available it should be straightforward to find a roof that suits the style of your home and wallet. Whatever the case may be our roofers Leatherhead have the materials you are looking for.